pictures by Anne Dalton 1990
This type of rhyming is called a cumulative tale (I'm a nerd so I find this so interesting!). It's when the story is told in a chain, each line being repeated and built on the last. The House that Jack Built is another example. Sometimes these can be fun to read, and sometimes they're just tedious! I like the pictures in this one. And don't worry, you find out what's in the bundle the boy is carrying to the king in the end!